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The Florida Highway Patrol is now using unmarked stealth vehicles to help crack down on the problem of aggressive driving in South Florida. Troopers have taken to the highways in high-performance Mercury Marauders and Ford Mustangs built for speed and equipped with front and rear radar, hidden lights and sirens, and video cameras–all to help catch aggressive drivers.
Pictured left, Operation R.A.D.A.R. (Removing Aggressive Drivers & Road Rage) is underway in Broward County and right, Troopers show off the new stealth vehicles to be used in Operation R.A.D.A.R.
Using the new stealth cars, FHP Troopers will patrol I-595, I-95, and I-75 targeting speeders, tailgaters, traffic weavers, and lane-changers to keep aggressive drivers from causing traffic crashes and endangering other motorists. Major Miguel Guzman, Troop L Commander, said, “We’re going to be vigilant. We’re going to be very proactive and we’re not going to accept any excuses for (motorists) coming out onto our highways and endangering people’s lives.”
Faced with a growing concern over aggressive drivers and incidents of road rage on all of South Florida’s highways, FHP kicked off Operation R.A.D.A.R. (Removing Aggressive Drivers and Road Rage) in Broward County. Soon, FHP will expand this operation to Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade.